newsletter 01 21 2018
InnerSelf Newsletter: January 21st, 2018
by InnerSelf Staff
This week we take a look at creativity. You might not think of yourself as a creative person. But the fact is that we…
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Horoscope Current Week: January 22 to 28, 2018
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
Putting Visualization to Work: The Visiting Room Meditation
Putting Visualization to Work: The Visiting Room Meditation
by Lynne Lauren
Visualizing, that is, creating pictures or images in your mind, works effectively on three aspects of our being: our…
Improve Your Ability to Reach Creative Solutions by Getting Active
Improve Your Ability to Reach Creative Solutions by Getting Active
by Denise Jaden
To boost your creative powers, I suggest mild, mind­less activity. Go for a walk around the block. Get up out of your…
How To Avoid A Sucker Bet – With A Little Help From Math
How To Avoid A Sucker Bet – With A Little Help From Math
by Graham Kendall, University of Nottingham
Sitting in a bar, you start chatting to a man who issues you a challenge. He hands you five red and two black cards.…
Six Physical and Spiritual Tools for Energetically and Intuitively Sensitive People
Six Physical and Spiritual Tools for Energetically and Intuitively Sensitive People
by Nancy Windheart
The term “empath” has received more publicity recently, and in my opinion, that’s a good thing. For those of us who…
When Sexual Assault Victims Speak Out, Their Institutions Often Betray Them
When Sexual Assault Victims Speak Out, Their Institutions Often Betray Them
by Jennifer J. Freyd, University of Oregon
A 27-year-old medical resident in general surgery is sexually harassed by two men – the chief resident and a staff…
With Cheap Solar And Wind Power, Is It Time To Rethink Energy Efficiency?
With Cheap Solar And Wind Power, Is It Time To Rethink Energy Efficiency?
by Nicholas Good and Eduardo Martínez Ceseña, University of Manchester
The need to cut emissions from the energy sector has motivated the use of hydro, solar and wind power, and the…
Want To Eat Healthy? Try Sustainable Shopping And An Eco-friendly Diet
Want To Eat Healthy? Try Sustainable Shopping And An Eco-friendly Diet
by Michalis Hadjikakou, Deakin University
Following our annual Christmas overindulgence, many of us have set ambitious goals for the year ahead. But eating…
Of Horseshoe Crabs and Empathy
Of Horseshoe Crabs and Empathy
by Charles Eisenstein
The crabs and kelp and eels are all gone. The mind searches for the cause – to understand, to blame, and then to fix –…
From Animal-self to Human-self to Spirit-self…the Evolution of Human Consciousness
From Animal-self to Human-self to Spirit-self…the Evolution of Human Consciousness
by Eileen Workman
“Don’t kill. Don’t steal. Don’t lie. Don’t screw with someone else’s happiness....” The 10 Commandments are not high…
A New Blood Test Can Detect Eight Different Cancers In Their Early Stages
A New Blood Test Can Detect Eight Different Cancers In Their Early Stages
by Peter Gibbs, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
Researchers have developed a blood test that can detect the presence of eight common cancers. Called CancerSEEK, the…
Do Attention And Distraction Refer To The Same Behavior?

Do Attention And Distraction Refer To The Same Behavior?

David Marno, University of California, Berkeley
A Year Of Trump: How His Incendiary Style Took The Place Of Substance
A Year Of Trump: How His Incendiary Style Took The Place Of Substance
by Clodagh Harrington, De Montfort University
Anyone looking for a visual representation of Donald Trump’s first year in office need only behold Time magazine’s…
Is Your Aura Losing Energy? Feeling Victimized?
Is Your Aura Losing Energy? Feeling Victimized?
by Cynthia Sue Larson
Remember that whatever the source of your energy leaks, you are the one who is best able to make changes that will…
This Water-based Air Conditioner Cools Without Harmful Chemicals
This Water-based Air Conditioner Cools Without Harmful Chemicals
by National University of Singapore
A new water-based air-conditioning system cools air to as low as 18 degrees Celsius (about 64 degrees Fahrenheit)…
Why You Don’t Want Someone to Save the World
Why You Don’t Want Someone to Save the World
by Wyatt Massey, YES! Magazine
The conversations usually play out something like this: “something something and she is going to save the world” or…
This Time Of Day May Be Riskiest For Overeating

This Time Of Day May Be Riskiest For Overeating

Chanapa Tantibanchachai-Johns Hopkins
Is There A Bilingual Advantage For Kids With Autism?
Is There A Bilingual Advantage For Kids With Autism?
by Katherine Gombay-McGill
Being bilingual may make it easier for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to switch gears from one task to…
To Better Focus On A New Task, Try This Plan
To Better Focus On A New Task, Try This Plan
by Peter Kelley-University of Washington
When you have to switch tasks at work, making a plan to return to and finish the task you’re leaving can help you…
Contemplation on Success: Stop Trying and Start Doing
Contemplation on Success: Stop Trying and Start Doing
by Peter & Helen Evans
In many of our life's endeavors we say, "Oh well, I tried", and take our failure as "a lesson to be learned". Too…
4 Ways Having A Pet Increases Your Lifespan
4 Ways Having A Pet Increases Your Lifespan
by Janette Young, University of South Australia
Pet owners will often swear their beloved pooch or moggie does wonders for their wellbeing, and now we have empirical…
The Y Chromosome Is Disappearing – So What Will Happen To Men?

The Y Chromosome Is Disappearing – So What Will Happen To Men?

Darren Griffin and Peter Ellis, University of Kent
The Netherlands Can Feed the World. Here’s Why It Shouldn’t
The Netherlands Can Feed the World. Here’s Why It Shouldn’t
by Olga Mecking, YES! Magazine
Recently, National Geographic published an article called “This Tiny Country Feeds the World,” where the author…
Swedish Death Cleaning: How To Declutter Your Home And Life
Swedish Death Cleaning: How To Declutter Your Home And Life
by Rachel Connor, Leeds Beckett University
There has been a trend in recent years, both in literature and in life, for Scandinavian concepts that are encapsulated…
Re-criminalizing Cannabis Is Worse Than 1930s Reefer Madness
Re-criminalizing Cannabis Is Worse Than 1930s Reefer Madness
by Miriam Boeri, Bentley University
In the 1930s, parents across the U.S. were panicked. A new documentary, “Reefer Madness,” suggested that evil marijuana…
How To Use Intuition As A Tool for Self-Healing
How To Use Intuition As A Tool For Self-Healing
by Carol Ritberger, Ph.D.
We are so conditioned to using our five physical senses (sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell), that we expect…
Disasters Are Destroying Places We Hold Dear. What We Do Next Will Make All The Difference
Disasters Are Destroying Places We Hold Dear. What We Do Next Will Make All The Difference
by Stephen Miller, Ensia
When fires, floods and other major disruptions alter natural areas, our first instinct is to restore what’s lost. But…
A Decision for Life: Living Our Own Unique Creativity
A Decision for Life: Living Our Own Unique Creativity
by Ewald Kliegel
To live our own creativity in a self-determined way – this may be one of the most difficult tasks there is. Although we…
Automation, Robots And The End Of Work Myth
Automation, Robots And The End Of Work Myth
by Tony Dundon and Debra Howcroft, University of Manchester
Can you imagine traveling to work in a robotic “Jonnycab” like the one predicted in the cult Arnold Schwarzenegger…
Which Medicines Don’t Go Well With Flying?
Which Medicines Don’t Go Well With Flying?
by Nial Wheate, University of Sydney
Every day, more than 10 million people take a flight somewhere in the world. While flying is relatively safe, the…
Avoid These 10 Stealth Microplastics If You Want To Save The Oceans
Avoid These 10 Stealth Microplastics If You Want To Save The Oceans
by Sharon George and Deirdre McKay, Keele University
Theresa May’s new environment plan sets ambitious goals for plastic waste reduction. But there’s lots of room for…
Picture Perfect: Treasure Mapping as a Visionary Tool
Picture Perfect: Treasure Mapping as a Visionary Tool
by Alan Cohen
As we have entered our new year, what kind of mental pictures are you holding about it? Are you enthusiastically…
Why Are Some People Are More Creative Than Others?
Why Are Some People Are More Creative Than Others?
by Roger Beaty, Harvard University
Creativity is often defined as the ability to come up with new and useful ideas. Like intelligence, it can be…
Britannia, Druids And The Surprisingly Modern Origins Of Myths
Britannia, Druids And The Surprisingly Modern Origins Of Myths
by Matthew Kelly, Northumbria University, Newcastle
The new TV series Britannia, which has won plaudits as heralding a new generation of British folk-horror, is clearly…
Extreme Weather Cost A Record Breaking $1.5 Trillion And Counting in 2017
Extreme Weather Cost A Record Breaking $1.5 Trillion And Counting in 2017
by Mark Trahant, YES! Magazine
The Trump administration, and its allies in Congress, are fighting a losing war. They continue to press forward for the…
Why More Men Are Wearing Makeup Than Ever Before
Why More Men Are Wearing Makeup Than Ever Before
by Glen Jankowski, Leeds Beckett University
Male grooming is now a multi-billion worldwide industry, thanks to a growing number of men spending more on their…
Mirror Mirror on the Wall: What Lesson Are You Teaching Me Today?
Mirror Mirror on the Wall: What Lesson Are You Teaching Me Today?
by Shakti Gawain
If we accept that life is always trying to teach us exactly what we need to learn, we can view everything that happens…
Meet The Theologian Who Helped MLK See The Value Of Nonviolence
Meet The Theologian Who Helped MLK See The Value Of Nonviolence
by Paul Harvey, University of Colorado
After this last tumultuous year of political rancor and racial animus, many people could well be asking what can…
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